Global Runner

Global Runner : World Record Marathon Adventures of Maddog

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John Wallace is no ordinary runner. Over the course of his career, Wallace completed 376 marathons in 125 countries. He holds eight world records, including being the first to run thirty-one marathons in thirty-one different countries in a single year. Join Wallace as he recounts the path he took, or rather ran, to become one of the most successful international marathoners in this engaging, humorous, and motivational memoir. Plenty of obstacles appeared along the way, including the need to locate, register, and make accommodations in foreign countries without the benefit of the Internet. And when he decided to run a marathon in every country in Europe, Wallace had to find people willing to help him organize races in countries without established marathons. But Wallace persevered and, in 2009, crushed another world record when he crossed the finish line in Tahiti-breaking the record of a marathon in ninety-nine different countries. He continued to set goals and break records, completing a marathon in nearly every capital in the world. Whether you run, travel, or prefer the comfort of your living room couch, you'll love this celebration of the world's vastness-and the perseverance of the human more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 431g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151419757X
  • 9781514197578
  • 946,759

About John Wallace

John Wallace was born in 1944 and raised near Ottawa, Canada. He moved to Reno, Nevada, in 1979 and ran his first marathon there in 1982. Health and age have slowed Wallace down over the past few years, but he still continues to follow his passion to travel and run marathons around the world. He and his wife, Nicole, have been married for forty-eight years, and together they have two sons and three granddaughters. They currently live in Sarasota, more

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